Environmental Protection Specialist Salary

The average Environmental Protection Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $61K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Environmental Protection Specialists are male. The majority of Environmental Protection Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,333 - $110,809

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$42,557 - $111,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Job Description for Environmental Protection Specialist

Environmental protection specialists help organizations and businesses comply with environmental standards by carrying out evaluations to ensure that federal, state, and local laws are met. These specialists may work for companies, government entities, or agencies which help companies and organizations maintain environmental compliance.


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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Protection Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Environmental Protection Specialists. Environmental Protection Specialists in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $52K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $61K. On average, Environmental Protection Specialists make $71K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $92K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Protection Specialist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


39 %
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 19%